Crystal Ann Smith, 43, remembered for her fight for life, courageous attitude

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Crystal Ann Smith
Crystal Ann Smith

After a courageous battle with cancer, Crystal Ann Smith, of Yorktown, died May 6, 2015, at the age of 43.

She was born June 19, 1971, in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Larry and Patricia Lapp. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel and Beatrice Lapp and Richard and Marian Watson. Crystal was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her parents, Larry and Pat Lapp and daughters, Kayla Jenkins (David) and Sarah Smith. Her legacy, kind spirit and generous soul will live on through them. She also leaves behind her siblings, Todd Lapp, Heather Rogers (Carl) and Brian Lapp (Natalie McEleveen) and her nieces and nephews, Austin, Brant, Kylan and Alyssa Rogers, Devin and Darren Lapp, to whom she will always remain their “Aunt Crystal.”

Crystal was a graduate of Ferguson High School and St. Leo University. She served as a human resources administrator for NASA and NOAA. She was also a member of Parkview Baptist Church where she enriched the lives of many children through the use of her creative mind, serving as an assistant to the children’s choir director and leader of bible drill teams and GA groups. Crystal’s love for family and friends, her fight for life, courageous attitude and love for her cats, Onyx and Pebbles, will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Parkview Baptist Church.

The family of Crystal wishes to thank Dr. Harden, Dr. Mattern, Andrea Edwards and the staff of Virginia Oncology for their compassionate care throughout her fight with cancer. A special thanks from the family goes to the wonderful nurses on the fifth floor at Riverside Hospital and to Riverside Hospice for their love, support, care and understanding during Crystal’s last days on earth. They went above and beyond in their care for Crystal and their support of her family.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.

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